The Unsearchable

 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.        Isaiah 40:28 

Imagine a toddler trying to explain what his dad did for a living. For the most part, it would be beyond his comprehension. Today’s verse says God’s understanding is “unsearchable.” Clues to knowing God are in what He reveals in His Word, His Spirit, His people, and His creation.  

Though what He knows is “unsearchable” in totality, His people are still invited to seek Him and to ask for wisdom that comes only from Him. “Now set your mind and heart to seek the Lord your God” (1 Chronicles 22:19). Humans can become confused about what is the Lord’s voice and what is human thought. A sure guideline concerning what is from God or not is through the Bible. Do your thoughts line up with the Word of God?  

Today’s verse also says that God does not grow weary. Imagine a young child with hundreds of questions. It takes patience to answer them. God never grows weary of His people seeking His wisdom. In fact, one of God’s complaints in Isaiah is that Israel did not come to Him and ask His opinion. “Ah, stubborn children, declares the Lord, who carry out a plan, but not mine, and who make an alliance, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin; who set out to go down to Egypt, without asking for my direction” (Isaiah 30:1-2).  

Go to the Lord and ask His opinion concerning the choices you make each day. And pray for the citizens and officials of the United States to seek God’s wisdom in their daily decisions and the ones that affect the country.  

Today’s Verse: Isaiah 40:28

Have you not known? Have you not heard? 
The Lord is the everlasting God, 
    the Creator of the ends of the earth. 
He does not faint or grow weary; 
    his understanding is unsearchable. 

All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Recommended for further reading: Acts 17: 22-31 

22 So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: “Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription: ‘To the unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. 24 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, 25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. 26 And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, 27 that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, 28 for 

“‘In him we live and move and have our being’; 

as even some of your own poets have said, 

“‘For we are indeed his offspring.’ 

29 Being then God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. 30 The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, 31 because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.” 

All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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